4729-5-25 Pharmacist, pharmacy intern and technician administered.

(A) A pharmacist, pharmacy intern under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, certified pharmacy technician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, or a qualified pharmacy technician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist may administer laboratory testing provided the following conditions are met:

(1) The pharmacy or facility licensed as a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs is certified by the United States department of health and human services (HHS), as a clinical laboratory through the clinical laboratory improvement amendments (CLIA);

(2) The tests do not otherwise require a prescriber's order and the pharmacy or facility licensed as a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs has obtained a CLIA certificate of waiver from HHS;

(3) The responsible person of the terminal distributor of dangerous drugs and the terminal distributor of dangerous drugs shall ensure and document that all pharmacists, pharmacy interns, qualified pharmacy technicians and certified pharmacy technicians conducting CLIA waived tests pursuant to this rule receive appropriate training to conduct testing in a safe and effective manner.

(B) A pharmacist or pharmacy intern may evaluate the results of a test administered under this rule when advising a patient or a health care professional treating a patient as it relates to the patient's drug therapy.

(C) This rule does not restrict a pharmacist's ability to order and evaluate tests under a consult agreement pursuant to section 4729.39 of the Revised Code.

(D) Upon the effective date of section 4729.95 of the Revised Code, only a pharmacist, pharmacy intern under the direct supervision of a pharmacist or a certified pharmacy technician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist may administer laboratory testing in accordance with this rule.

(E) This rule applies only to the administration and evaluation of laboratory testing by individuals qualified, licensed or registered in accordance with Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4729-5-25

Effective: 9/15/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.26